Bug#504467: Bug unreproducible

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sun Nov 9 15:12:48 UTC 2008

Quoting David Baron (d_baron at 012.net.il):
> As I posted, the problem is NOT in the boinc-app-seti package at all.
> The start-stop-daemon for boinc (boinc-client) was producing a pid file 
> containing a different pid number than the actual boinc pid! This would cause 
> the distribution /etc/init.d/boinc_client fails to stop the boinc and this 
> causes all the installation problems for seti.
> I changed that script to simply NOT test the pid number but killall boinc if 
> any such pid file exists. Boinc-app-seti will now install.
> This but, degraded as appropriate belong to either boinc (boinc_client) or 
> start-stop-daemon.

Well, in such case, the bug must be reassigned... probably to boinc.

I would also downgrade it to important.

I don't think that using killall in the init script is really
policy-compliant. I wouldn't recommend doing this.

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